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PUBLIC SERVICE ENGINEER III

Recruitment #18-002188-0005

Introduction

The Public Service Commission of Maryland (PSC or Commission) regulates public utilities, in particular for this recruitment, companies that supply electricity to rate payers in Maryland. The PSC Engineering Division provides testimony and recommendations to the Commission about issues that arise from this responsibility. Projects include safety and reliability of service; siting of generation plants and transmission lines; interconnection agreements; implementation of renewable portfolio standards for solar and wind; setting rates, tariffs and regulations; energy allocation systems and initiatives to modernize the grid for technologies like energy storage, microgrids, and electric vehicles. The engineers work closely with economists and lawyers in other Divisions of the Commission. The engineers also coordinate work with other state agencies on environmental, emergency, and policy issues. For more information about this agency, please visit the website link: http://www.psc.state.md.us

GRADE

19

LOCATION OF POSITION

William Donald Schaefer Tower

6 St. Paul Street

Baltimore, MD 21202

Main Purpose of Job

This is a recruitment for a Distribution Systems Regulatory Engineer (Public Service Engineer III) in the Engineering Division of the Public Service Commission. The full performance level of engineering work in the inspection, investigation, and evaluation of physical facilities used by public utility companies in the production and distribution of their products and services. The successful applicant must be a resourceful, self-starter with excellent time-management, inter-personal and communication skills. the Public Service Engineer III monitors, reviews and assesses the safety, reliability and performance of electric utility distribution systems operating in Maryland.

POSITION DUTIES

Duties include, but are not limited too:

Analyzing reliability reports and performance improvement plans and inspecting utility records, procedures and electric facilities, when necessary

Conducting risk assessments, developing reliability metrics and recommending proposed rulemakings to improve utility performance and assure utility accountability

Assessing regulatory compliance and managing inspections

Tests, Investigations and evaluations of physical facilities used by public utility companies in the production and distribution of products and services

Investigation of consumer complaints against electric distribution companies

Handling reports of accidents submitted by electric utilities

Preparation of oral and written testimony

Supporting state-wide emergency response efforts related to the energy and utilities

Resolving deficiencies identified during inspections

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Bachelor's degree in engineering from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Two years of engineering experience conducting inspections, tests, investigations and evaluations of physical facilities used by public utility companies in the production and distribution of products and services.

Notes:

1. Professional engineering experience may be substituted on a year for year basis for the required education.

2. Professional engineering experience may be substituted at the rate of two years for each one year of the required experience as defined above.

 3. Possession of a Master's degree in engineering from an accredited college or university may be substituted for the required experience.

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Engineering classifications or Engineering specialty codes in the Environmental field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

- An Electrical Engineering degree and five years of engineering experience in electric utility distribution system analysis, inspection, quality assurance, design, construction, maintenance and/or operations and the review of associated reliability and/or safety performance with focus on regulatory analysis and compliance.

- Established networking within the industry to capably represent the agency in industry and inter-agency technical and regulatory working groups. A proven track record in working with regulatory attorneys and economists and experience in delivering expert testimony is a plus.

- A professional engineering license and experience or training in engineering economics is also preferred

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.

All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date.

Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application may be submitted to:

DBM/ RED

301 West Preston Street, Room 608

Baltimore, Maryland 21201

For questions regarding this recruitment, please call 410-767-4906.

The paper application must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted. Incorrect application forms will not be accepted.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

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